Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht

Electoral Commission in Ireland: Discussion (Resumed)

4:00 pm

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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I wish to make a point about education. As Ms O'Donnell pointed out earlier, in terms of every single decision made, there is not any piece of legislation that does not affect a young person. How does one educate young people to ensure they know that the person they elect will make decisions that will affect them? Young people might not think that is the case but those decisions will have an effect. We must close the gap in understanding, join the dots and prove that to young people, but all of that comes about through engagement.